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We'd Like A Word

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A podcast & radio show about words: writers, readers, books, poetry, lyrics, scripts, comedy, illustrators, agents & all things wordy.


51. Dougie Brimson (part 3) of Green Street movie on barriers to working class authors.

Working class writers Part 3: Dougie Brimson tells We’d Like A Word presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan about his latest thriller In The Know (published by Caffeine Nights) & about the barriers facing working class writers getting agents, publishers, into bookshops & even invited to the party. We also talk ebooks v paperbacks, screenwriting v novel writing, and sing the praises of authors Lynda La Plante, Paul McVeigh, Kit de Waal & Rowland White. As well as writing fiction & non-fiction (about football fans & hooligans), Dougie also writes films like Top Dog & mostly famously Green Street starring Elijah Wood & Charlie Hunnam. So we also hear insider stories - some poignant - about actors Steven Berkoff, Leo Gregory, Vincent Regan, Gerard Butler & Martin Kemp. Thanks to our audience for sending in questions to Dougie, & thanks to Kevin Lynch for the We’d Like A Word website. (Apologies for pandemic-related sound quality dips in this episode. We usually do everything face to face.) We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

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